Friday, May 11, 2012

“Short and sweet, just like you.”

Now that the topic of beauty has been put to bed, other subject can be taken up. Snooker.

A wonderfully entertaining game with lots of sneakiness and accuracy. A game where taking chances in your favour is not sufficient, one must also make sure the opponent(s) shots would be hindered. A (un)lucky shot does not determine the whole game, as opposed to 8-ball or 9-ball. And that makes the game a lot more exciting in my opinion.

One of the many upsides of snooker is the fact that only one ball is allowed entry to any hole at any point, hence requiring sniping skills. Combo shots are irrelevant, luck becomes unimportant.

Smaller pockets and smaller balls mean a lot more difficult shots, every error is amplified, every mistake can cost the few essential points required to win. And every mistake can be corrected by messing with enemy’s possibilities.

It has none of that ‘2 balls in front of the pocket touching each other blocking all other shots into that pocket’, because two balls don’t fit to enter a hole simultaneously.

The next post will have more content, perhaps something about Africa and violins.

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